According to Google, a cronut is a cross between a donut and a croissant. Which I think means it’s like a very layered donut. I have heard people raving about these lately, so decided to try these vegan ones which I found in tesco. They came in a pack of 2 for £1.50, so if they were awful at least I didn’t spend much on them!
They are…odd. And I can’t decide in a good way or not. They look like a donut, but taste like a slightly sweet croissant. They are no where near as sweet and sugary as a donut would be, but are not as flaky or savoury as a croissant.
Because they are quite flaky on the inside, they are very light. They do not have that stodgy texture that donuts have. They don’t flake though….like the whole cronut sticks together like a donut would, but inside you have these super light and airy layers. They weren’t that sweet either….if I had to compare it I would say it tasted like brioche. Not too sweet, but just a nice little sugary kick to confuse your brain enough into thinking you were actually eating a donut.
I have no idea what the nutritional comparison is between a donut and cronut. But I would say that this did feel like a lighter treat. Because it was stodgy, I didn’t feel all bloated after eating it, and the subtle sweetness was enough to satisfy my sugar cravings without giving myself sugar shock.
Personally though I found them very plain. Like perhaps if you covered it with some fruit, or perhaps a nice chocolate sauce, it might have given it that little extra push into being a full dessert. I still have one left so perhaps I will try mixing it with a few different options and let you know how I get on. If you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments and I’ll give them all a go!